Challenge: Fly

Who is ready to really dig into April? I’m not *quite* ready, but I am so ready for the spring season to take flight so  let’s kick today off with this week’s Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge: Fly. Visit the blog to see all of the other creations and to enter. This week’s prize (as always) is a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp! The winner is randomly drawn – you can enter by posting to your blog, flickr, or other site too. See the blog for entry details and rules as usual.


I can never start a notebook and leave it plain or decorated as-is. I only buy the cheapest of notebooks, then decorate them myself! Thinking about all the things I’d like to do, all of the projects, goals, and other things I hope will take flight this spring I was inspired to decorate this notebook for this week’s challenge. It really was fun and easy as well, here’s how.

1. Paint with gesso (to prime) cover. Then paint with blue + pink distress paints, allow to fully dry.

2. Use archival ink to stamp hearts onto background, as well as the bird.

3. Finish the book by adding distress stickles, letter stickers, and edging with both green and black ink.


I hope you’re inspired to join us – and that your creativity will take flight this week!

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12 thoughts on “Challenge: Fly”

  1. May…your little book cover is so sweet. I like the simplicity of it. Love the distress paint colors. That little stamp is darling and I like the “Just a note” dimensional letter. Very cute! <3 Candy

  2. Lovely notebook May, its the heart that really catches my eye, think its that pop of pink and then the contrast of the bird stamped within. The “Just a note” looks perfect and adds a touch of dimension too. Tracy x x

  3. What a happy journal! Love the sweet colors and the texture built into the background. Lovely inspirational project!

  4. What a wonderful card, May! That stamp is so pretty and love the textures in the blue background! Hugs, Sandra

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